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Associate Producer

Penrith Location | 15 hours per week | LGA Level 6

CLOSING DATE Wednesday 4 October (midnight)

Penrith Performing & Visual Arts is on the hunt for an Associate Producer, a part-time role working alongside the Creative Producer – New Work and Development and a team of seasonal creatives to deliver Q Theatre’s annual season of projects at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.

This role calls for innovation while working to a project brief, and works closely across all teams including technical and venue to ensure smooth delivery of events. It requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, practical know-how and a flair for organisation as well as creative thinking.

Building audiences, maintaining relationships, documenting, reporting, strategizing and coordinating are all part of the work of the Associate Producer, and priorities shift in accordance with the annual program.

HOW TO APPLY

Please carefully consider the Position Description, including the Essential and Desirable Skills, Qualifications and Experience, and prepare an application that references these. Include an up to date Resume and two referees, and email to:

Dave Garner, Business Manager, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts: dave.garner@penrith.city

If you have questions about the role please contact Nick Atkins, Creative Producer, New Work and Development: nick.atkins@penrith.city

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER POSITION DESCRIPTION HERE

TIPS FOR APPLYING

Please always be sure to follow our Tips for Applying as you work through your application.

 


Work Experience for Secondary and Tertiary Students

Each year, the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre offers over 20 work placements for secondary and tertiary students wanting to gain practical experience working in the performing arts. A work placement at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is a great way to find out about many different artforms, working alongside an experienced team of creative, production & technical staff on a wide variety of performing arts projects. While most participants are from the local region, each year placements are also completed by students from country NSW, interstate and internationally. Placements are available in technical theatre and arts management and can also be adapted to suit your course requirements.

Secondary School Students
We offer Technical Theatre Placements and Arts Management work experience.

Tertiary Students
We offer extended placements of 1-8 weeks for tertiary students in Arts Management positions.

VET Placements
VET placements are technical theatre placements arranged on behalf of students through the Schools Industry Partnership. For more information about organising VET placements students should consult their school’s Careers/VET Co-ordinator.

Terms and Conditions
1. Applications will be processed in the order received.
2. There are a limited number of work placements available and a high demand, if you require specific dates you may not be able to be placed.
3. The Joan is under no obligation to provide placements.
4. We will notify you about the outcome of your application.

TECHNICAL THEATRE PLACEMENTS

Our technical theatre placements focus on introducing students to technical theatre skills (no experience necessary!) including working with lighting, sound and set installation and removal. Placements are scheduled around our Q theatre performances to ensure that students receive the practical experience they’re looking for.

Please note: the start and finish times of our technical placements are dependent on production schedules which are often received close to performance dates. Typical hours for a technical placement are 10am-4pm, however students may be required to start an hour earlier (earliest 9am) or finish at a later time (longest 9am-5pm). Students will be advised of their hours at least 1 week prior to the placement.

Applications
We offer a maximum of 2 placements per week, with placements scheduled around Q theatre performances. Students can apply for a placement by following the steps below:

  1. Complete a Work Placement Application and return it to the centre via email, fax, post or in person. We will contact you to advise you of the outcome of your application.
  2. If a student is accepted they must complete sections 1, 2 and 4 of a Student Placement Record and return it to us via email, fax, post or in person.

Terms and Conditions
1. Applications will be processed in the order received.
2. There are a limited number of work placements available and a high demand, if you require specific dates you may not be able to be placed.
3. The Joan is under no obligation to provide placements.
4. We will notify you about the outcome of your application.

For more information please email Rowan Bate, Co-ordinator, Public Programs – Theatre.

ARTS MANAGEMENT PLACEMENTS

Arts Management placements focus on providing students with both administrative and hands-on arts education experience. No experience is necessary, although students are advised to mention any computer skills in their application, as more extensive tasks may be assigned. Students are required to attend five days a week, Monday to Friday, with a 30 min lunch break given daily. A week in an arts management placement will be structured around assisting with any projects currently underway at the centre and will include assisting with teaching our weekly workshops.

Please note: we do not offer arts management placements in school holiday periods.

Applications
We offer a maximum of one placement per month. Placements are not available during school holidays. Students can apply for a placement by following the steps below:

  1. Complete a Work Placement Application and return it to the centre via email, fax, post or in person. We will contact you to advise you of the outcome of your application.
  2. If a student is accepted they must complete sections 1, 2 and 4 of a Student Placement Record and return it to us via email, fax, post or in person.

Terms and Conditions
1. Applications will be processed in the order received.
2. There are a limited number of work placements available and a high demand, if you require specific dates you may not be able to be placed.
3. The Joan is under no obligation to provide placements.
4. We will notify you about the outcome of your application.

INTERNSHIPS FOR TERTIARY STUDENTS 18+

The Joan offers long term placements of between 1-8 weeks to tertiary students over the age of 18 looking to gain experience in the field of performing arts administration. Students work closely with the heads of our Education, Theatre and Dance, Music, Marketing and Development departments on to ensure they develop an understanding of all aspects of arts management. The content of each placement varies according to projects underway at the centre at the time.

Applications
We offer one placement per school terms. Placements are not available during school holidays. Students can apply for a placement by following the steps below:

  1. Complete a Work Placement Application and return it to the centre via email, fax, post or in person. We will contact you to advise you of the outcome of your application.
  2. If a student is accepted they must complete sections 1, 2 and 4 of a Student Placement Record and return it to us via email, fax, post or in person.

Terms and Conditions
1. Applications will be processed in the order received.
2. There are a limited number of work placements available and a high demand, if you require specific dates you may not be able to be placed.
3. The Joan is under no obligation to provide placements.
4. We will notify you about the outcome of your application.

For more information please email Ian Zammit, Schools Co-ordinator.